Marge was born in Natal, BC on July 23, 1922 to John and Mary Oley.
Growing up, Marge played the saxophone and loved sports of any kind.
In high school she was one of the best basketball players in all of Canada.
She graduated from Normal School in Victoria and returned to Natal to teach high school.
She married Mario Pettoello on July 18th, 1948.
They had their first four children in Canada, and then followed her mother and sister to Spokane where her last two children were born.
She eventually returned to teaching at St. Thomas More Catholic School and she taught there for 20 years.
Aside from teaching, she also enjoyed gardening, knitting, baking, and crafts of any kind.
Our mother’s greatest joy was being surrounded by her family.
She will be deeply missed and remembered for her love of life, contagious smile, and abiding faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary, brother George, and is survived by her sister Terry.
She also leaves behind her loving husband Mario, her six children, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
A joyous celebration of Marge’s life will be a memorial Mass held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 6th, at 11:00 am.
A Holy Rosary service will be held Thursday April 4th at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home at 7:00 pm.